Located on the famous Batu Feringgi Beach in Penang, Golden Sands Resort is a four-star retreat with contemporary design and state-of-the-art features, awarded as “Top 10 Best Resorts for Families” by readers of Holidays with Kids, Australia’s leading family travel magazine.
The 387 guest rooms offer accommodation with five-star refinements, among which are the largest family-sized rooms for a hotel of its class in Penang, including ‘family combo’ units of two interconnecting rooms that can easily accommodate up to six persons, 14 suites and 208 deluxe sea-view rooms that provide the pinnacle in resort living.
The rooms feature comfortable Murphy Beds (retractable wall beds) and up-to-date facilities such as LCD TV, DVD player, satellite TV Channels, USB/iPod/ modem ports in a user-friendly AV panel and free broadband internet access.
The first of its kind within the Shangri-La Group of Hotels and Resorts, the Cool Lounge is a veritable oasis for early arrivals and guests who are checking out late. Located in the lobby area, this dedicated lounge serves refreshments and amusements with modern conveniences in a relaxed setting. Internet stations, gymnasium, shopping arcade and a spacious waiting area with changing rooms, lockers and shower facilities are housed within this area.
Golden Sands Resort is an ideal holiday destination with its wide selection of recreational activities and facilities, including a water sports centre, three tennis courts, a Par-3 Executive Golf Course, a spa and beauty centre as well as two lagoon-shaped swimming pools. Everyone can have great moments here by organizing daily activities such as water aerobics, volleyball, cooking lessons, tai chi, jungle trekking and more.
Three food and beverage outlets provide diversely exciting dining options. All-day dining restaurant Garden Cafe serves savoury local and international cuisine in a garden environment while Sigi’s Bar & Grill on the Beach, rejuvenated with a brand new look and menu serves grill and bar cuisine al fresco by the beach and pool.
Golden Sands Resort offers a dedicated Events Department to ensure the success of the guest’s important occasion. The professional team members will ensure every event is coordinated with the finest facilities, modern equipment and first class standards of service. The resort has flexible meeting rooms that can be configured to cater for almost any requirements from a convention for 300 to a talk for 20 persons.
Golden Sands Resort is a family-friendly resort that has won several family oriented awards. Check out the Kid’s Passport for children aged 4 to 12 years of age, which entitles the children of in-house guests to a range of food and beverage and entertainment options.
Let’s explore child-friendly facilities and services:
Designed for kids of all ages, Adventure Zone is a unique family entertainment venue that is one of a kind in Malaysia. Children staying at the resort are especially in for a treat with the Adventure Zone, the largest dry indoor playground for children in Penang.
The 10,300 square feet air-conditioned indoor facility is split into two levels, housing three categories of exciting drop slides and multiple sections consisting 957 square metres of modular play equipment. The main highlight is the drop slides, namely the toddler-friendly Hyperglide Astra Slide, the Double Drop Slide for young children and the Demon Drop Slide which is a 26 foot vertical drop for the brave ones, which have proven to be extremely safe and offer a high level of enjoyment for both children and adults.
Cool Zone Kids Club
Being a family-orientated resort, Golden Sands Resort has revamped its Cool Zone Kids Club, focusing on fun in order to ensure that every child that steps into the resort walks away with great childhood holiday memories. Parents can also have peace of mind to enjoy quality time on holiday while their children are being well taken care of the Cool Zone Kids Club ambassadors.
Located on the Mezzanine Level of Adventure Zone, Cool Zone Kids Club is complimentary to all in-house Golden Sands Resort and Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa guests aged from 5 to 12 years old. The club operates daily from 9:30am to 9:00pm to keep the kids entertained by offering fun-filled activities such as photo frame decorating, t-shirt painting, lantern marking, paper bag creations, pool games, visits to the Eco Centre, movies, newspaper craft, mask creation, snake show and sand sculpture. Activities like sand art, batik painting and t-shirt painting are chargeable while the rest of the activities are complimentary. Complimentary lunch and dinner are also provided for all children. Activities are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions or other factors.
Measuring 200 square metres, the Splash Zone is the latest attraction of the resort, offering children fun-packed adventure under the sun and complements the existing all-time favourite, Adventure Zone. Located between the two big pools, it combines the sensation of water movements and interactive play elements in a safe “zero depth” water play area. The mini water park with a non-slip flooring is constructed on a concrete slab with twisting roots fitted with water jets and mists shooting out in different patterns and directions. Children will have an exhilarating time, with thrills and spills galore, all year round. The Splash Zone features whimsical sculptures, water slides (one of which is 30 metres long) with a landing pool, tipping water bucket and cones, water sprays in the shape of dolphins, butterflies, turtles, monkeys and squirrel, to guarantee endless fun for young guests.
The Splash Zone is the first of its kind in Penang that employs a special technologically advanced water management system that keeps water in its natural condition, making it suitable for all children. In addition to the Splash Zone, the outdoor whirlpool has been redesigned and is surrounded by rocks and a water feature to simulate the ambience of a natural oasis in the garden. In changing to delight guests, the Golden Sands Resort continues to deliver acclaimed Asian hospitality from Shangri-La, which is to provide the finest holiday experience for families and honeymooners, with quality and standards that far surpass other hotels in its class.